Troops for Fitness

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NRPA is proud to partner with The Coca-Cola Foundation to help build stronger communities by supporting individuals, families and neighborhoods. The Troops for Fitness program employs the talents and expertise of our nation's veterans to lead fitness workouts and serve as positive role models.

Troops for Fitness grants are enabling park and recreation departments to employ our nation's veterans as wellness instructors, while creating opportunities to expand fitness and health programs - from boot camp workouts to healthy cooking classes. Our goal is to engage 200 veterans across 12 communities.

Learn more about Troops for Fitness and how veterans and local parks and recreation in Miami, FL are working together to make a difference.

How to Engage Military Veterans in Your Health and Wellness Programming

  1. Connect with Military Veterans in your Community
  2. Design and Implement a Successful Program
  3. Reaching your Audience — Promoting Troops for Fitness
  4. Evaluate and Assess the Program
  5. Funding and Sustaining Troops for Fitness

Browse tips about designing and building a program, from park and recreation agencies that have successfully implemented Troops for Fitness programs.


Troops for Fitness Gallery

Troops for Fitness in action! From left to right: flexing and stretching in Miami, Sacramento’s team of veterans, seniors keeping fit in Newark, Miamians working hard in a fitness boot camp.

Contact Marla Collum to learn more about Troops for Fitness.